ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER
The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the Primary Care Service at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHCS) provides outpatient care to eligible Veteran patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, changes in mental status and/or functional decline. The ANP functions as an independent member of the Medical Staff with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Executive Board and is a member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care for patients.
Member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care for patients and/or employees.
Assessment of risk factors, performing histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy, VA and DoD formulary and state regulations.
Seek consultation with physicians whenever cases are outside of scope of practice.
Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records, formulates, initiates and evaluates health care teaching related to patients and families, facilitates communication related to patients with personnel responsible for their hospital and clinic services, and act as a consultant to nursing and medical staff.
Scope: Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management and coordination of complex client care. Leadership is characterized as substantial, continuous responsibility for a population group.
Work Schedule: 5 days per week, not to exceed 8 hours per day between the hours of 6am to 6 pm, weekends included.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner/000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation Expenses MAY be authorized.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Master's degree in Nursing accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE is required.
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration/licensure as a Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Alaska State licensure as a NP with prescriptive authority required prior to start.
Certification: National Certification as Nurse Practitioner required. [The certification must be in the specialty of Adult Health, or Family Nurse Practitioner or related.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Pre-placement physical is required in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Experience in a Primary Care Outpatient setting
Grade Determinations: to be made by Nursing Professional Standards Board (NPSB)
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6
The full performance level of this vacancy is VN-03. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of VN-01 to VN-03. A professional standards board will be held to determine grade and salary upon selection.
Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling (1 hours);Pushing (1 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Kneeling (1 hours); Repeated bending (1 hours); Climbing, legs only (1 hours); Both legs required; Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Required at time of application.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
- Cover Letter